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RATINGS: 510   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.64/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 25   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
This rich dark gingerbread stout entices with the aromas of the holidays. The flavor of gingerbread comes alive, beginning with the smooth sweetness and heartiness of dark roasted malts and a touch of wheat. But its the intensity and spices of cinnamon, clove, nutmeg, & ginger that add a wicked kick for a jolly playful brew full of merry mischief.

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3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - MAR 11, 2013
Sample from a tasting at Sams, Durham. It was a chilly day, so the spiced stout style appealed. Thick dark brown pour, a silky, gritty body. Nose was fairly unapologetic in its spiciness but it seemed to work with the richness of the chocolate base. Certainly did taste strongly like a gingerbread cookie but other spice notes like nutmeg, cinnamon, even a hint of clove were in there too. I dont know if I could do a bomber of this but the sample I had was plenty enjoyable.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
queenholly (3623) - South Whitley, Indiana, USA - MAR 10, 2013
Bottle. Molasses, cake, and ginger, and anise aroma. Black with a huge tan head, thick creamy lacing. Molasses, anise, lightly smoky malt, ginger, and cola flavor. Medium body, flat carbonation.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
shrubber85 (10959) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - MAR 8, 2013
Bottle. Gingerbread malt aroma with hint of licorice. Dark brown with moderate tan head. Ginger malt, light pepper/anise and ash flavor. Nice body. Well blended. Overall solid beer.

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
drowland (7917) - Georgia, USA - MAR 7, 2013
3/8/13. 22oz bottle from Warehouse ages ago. Rich black pour, maybe some browns and reds under the light, with a nice tan head that cuts in half but coats the glass. Huge cinnamon aroma with bits of ginger, nutmeg, all-spice, molasses, etc. Not my cup of tea. I hate spiced beers. However. Boom. The flavor is... weirdly dead on. Spiced ginger, cinnamon, Christmas spices, burnt molasses, and more pretty dead on gingerbread aspects with a touch of roast. Meh aroma, good flavor. Yum.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Patrickctenchi (6330) - Coxs Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - MAR 4, 2013
POurs black with a thick, brown head. Nutmeg, ginger, cinnamon, cola aromas. Flavour is cola, chocolate , gingerbread, cloves....baking spices... Creamy-smooth-heavy. Dark chocolate fudge bitter. Barely a hint oif alcohol... Tasty and fun.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
italianjohn (2966) - Penndel, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 17, 2013
Batch 1 Black pour with a thin beige creamy head and light sticky lacing .... Aroma of ginger, cinnamon, nutmeg and clove with some dark chocolate .... Taste of mostly ginger, clove, nutmeg and cinnamon with a nice spicy roasted chocolate has a bitter bite ..... Body is thinner and way too spicy. ... Not feeling the gingerbread aspect too much or the beer

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
patrick767 (4038) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - FEB 14, 2013
bottle - Near black pour, smells of ginger, roast malt, and spices. The flavor is sweet with ginger, nutmeg, and cinnamon apparent. Its full bodied and finishes with roast malt and spice lingering on the palate. Interesting and good.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Gachupines (1252) - USA - FEB 11, 2013
Black with a tan head. Aroma definitely has similarities to gingerbread, hints of sweetness and spice together. Flavor is similar, but it gets a little confused. Theres the gingerbread combined with roasted malt and an overwhelming sweetness in the finish. Its interesting, but I dont love it.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
crazyvin (2026) - New York, USA - FEB 10, 2013
A nice black body with a brown head. Which was about 2 fingers thick, but faded away quickly, leaving little retention and lace. Aroma had a nice bittersweet cocoa malt presence upfront. nice hints of roasted malts and nice gingerbread spices in the background. Initial flavor was sweet, mostly from bittersweet chocolate notes, Some nice roasted malt notes balanced out the sweetness. Finishing with a nice form ginger flavor, Some nutmeg was present but the ginger flavor really came through. Smooth and creamy finish.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
boozedude (2228) - Des Moines, Iowa, USA - FEB 6, 2013
bomber into glass, pours super thick dark black brown head.pungent aroma, eww.. taste is good, creamy goodness, can definatly taste the alcohol tho


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